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Revisiting the All-Pac-10 football team of 2003

USC, Washington State and Oregon State filled up the all-conference team in 2003.

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QB Matt Leinart So. USC

Leinart more than filled Carson Palmer's shoes in his first year as a starter as he lead the Trojans to a national championship and filled up stat sheets all along the way - throwing for more than 3,500 yards and 38 touchdowns. Leinart would go on to win a Heisman and another national championship before being a Top 10 NFL Draft pick.

RB Steven Jackson Jr. Oregon State

Jackson used his pure power and balance to run for more than 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns along with an impressive 470 yards and three touchdowns receiving. Jackson would end up being a first round draft pick and one of the best running backs in the NFL for nearly a decade.

RB Adimchinobe Echemandu Sr. Cal

Along with having one of the longest names in Pac-12 history, Echemandu racked up some serious yardage as a big back in his only year of injury-free play at Cal - totaling nearly 1,200 and 13 touchdowns while playing a part in the second year of Cal's renaissance as a program. He would end up being a seventh round draft pick and have an NFL career that lasted a handful of years.

WR James Newson Sr. Oregon State

An underrated target, Newson was huge for the Beavers in 2003 with 81 receptions for more than 1,300 yards, but his touchdowns were down to 3 from 13 in 2002. Newson would graduate as the Pac-10's second leading receiver in career yardage and had a brief NFL career.

WR Reggie Williams Jr. Washington

The first Pac-10 star of the big bodied star receiver craze of college football during the 2000s, Williams finished his three-year career with a 89 reception, 1,109 yard, eight touchdown campaign that was actually disappointing when compared to his 2002 season. Williams would be a Top 10 NFL Draft pick and flashed some ability at times, but ultimately had a short and disappointing career for his skill package.

TE Tim Euhus Sr. Oregon State

Euhus finished with 49 receptions for 645 yards and seven touchdowns before going onto become a fourth round draft pick. He would have a brief NFL career.

OL Jacob Rogers Sr. USC

A consensus All-American and Morris Trophy winner, Rogers was a first team selection for the second year-in-a-row. Rogers would end up being a second round draft pick, but had a very short NFL career due to knee injuries.

OL Mark Wilson Sr. Cal

The massive Wilson paved the way for Echemandu and was a force at tackle for the Bears. Wilson would be a fifth round pick and had a short NFL career.

OL Norm Katnik Sr. USC

A finalist for the Rimington Award, Katnick was Rogers‘ running mate on the offensive line at center and one of the best at his position in the nation. Katnick went undrafted but carved out a brief NFL career with several teams.

OL Josh Parrish Sr. Washington State

Parrish was a key part of the Cougars' strong run from 2001 to 2003 at guard and was one of the best linemen to play for the Cougars in recent history.

OL Adam Snyder Jr. Oregon

One of the best lineman to ever suit up for the Ducks, Snyder was just getting started in 2003 with his stellar season as he would go on to win the Morris Trophy in 2004 as a senior. Snyder would be a third round draft pick for the 49ers and after a one-year stint with Arizona in 2012 is back with San Francisco.


DL Dave Ball Sr. UCLA

The better of the Ball twins, Dave was a terror coming off the end for the Bruins in 2003 as he was an unanimous All-American who finished with the career lead in sacks at UCLA and won a national defensive player of the year award from ABC-Chevrolet. He wasn't a jaw-dropping athlete so he fell to the fifth round of the draft and played in the NFL for a few years.

DL Kenechi Udeze Jr. USC

A consensus All-American as just a junior, Udeze was a sackmaster and arguably the best player on a stellar USC defense that won a national championship. Udeze would be a first round pick and was playing for the Vikings, but had to retire due to illness and is now a coach with the Seahawks.

DL Shaun Cody Jr. USC

Cody came on as a junior and had more than 10 tackles for loss as one of the anchors of USC's nightmare defense. Cody would go on to be an All-American as a senior in 2004 and would be a second round pick of the Lions and would go on to play in the NFL for a handful of seasons.

DL Mike Patterson Jr. USC

Patterson was the rock in the middle for the Trojans defense as a junior and would go on to become an All-American in 2004. Patterson would be a first round draft pick by the Eagles in 2005 and was with the team for a number of years until moving to the Giants in 2013.

LB Brandon Chillar Sr. UCLA

Chillar was a tackling machine for the Bruins and a fantastic all-around player who finished with 133 tackles in 2003. Chillar was a fourth round draft pick and had a seven year career with the Rams and Packers.

LB Richard Siegler Sr. Oregon State

Siegler was a brash player for the Beavers who was one of the best linebackers to ever play for Oregon State. He was a fourth round pick for the 49ers, but only had a brief NFL career.

LB Will Derting So. Washington State

Derting blew up as a sophomore as a rough and tumble linebacker that was a bit of a throwback as a tough linebacker with a huge motor. Derting never replicated his sophomore season and struggled with injuries.

CB Jason David Sr. Washington State

David was a phenomenal cover corner who was small, but fast and rarely challenged by offenses. David was a fourth round draft pick and played for the Colts for a brief period, with whom he won a Super Bowl as a starter.

CB Will Poole Sr. USC

An All-American, physical cornerback, Poole was great in run and pass defense and was the best on the backend of a phenomenal Trojan defense. Poole ended up being a fourth round draft pick and had a brief NFL career before playing in other various leagues.

S Erik Coleman Sr. Washington State

A ball hawking safety, Coleman teamed with David to form a great defensive backfield that was a big part of why they had one of their seasons in program history in 2003. Coleman was a fifth round draft pick in 2004 and had a lengthy NFL career in which he grabbed 10 interceptions.

S Keith Lewis Sr. Oregon

Another brash defender, Lewis was great in run and pass support and had great size for a college safety. Lewis was a sixth round NFL Draft pick and played in the league for a handful of years.